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[Flashback] “Flush with the Walls” MFA art stunt turns 40

In 1971, Boston After Dark (the alt-weekly that would eventually become the Boston Phoenix) investigated a particularly whimsical outburst of art activism: Way before the...
By Nate Homan  |  June 23, 2011

Review: Exit Through the Gift Shop

The art of underground prankster Banksy is hard to pin down.
Banksy makes his directorial debut. Or does he?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 23, 2010

Wandering stars

The line between art and entertainment gets thicker and darker every time someone opens a Facebook account. Most of us music types are entertainers, because entertainers just want attention.
Humanwine's mysterious substance
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 26, 2009

Bad-boy cool

“People look at an oil painting and admire the use of brushstrokes to convey meaning. People look at a graffiti painting and admire the use of a drainpipe to gain access.”
‘Street Level’ at the ICA, plus Ranjani Shettar and David Claerbout
By GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2008

Scenes from childhood

His head is bowed and his eyes are closed. It was three days before he was gunned down at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom.
The DeCordova’s classic kids photos, plus Pixnit’s graffiti, and Malcolm X
By GREG COOK  |  February 12, 2008

Sex, Iraq, and pop culture

How many times a day do you think about sex? How many times a day do you think about the war in Iraq?
The war for our attention
By ELLEE DEAN  |  January 11, 2007